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Ways To Test For Hiv

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HIV Testing 101 do test positive for HIV. Want to learn more about HIV testing? Read through these excellent overviews: HIV Testing: The Facts Are You Positive You're Negative? What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS? Ways to Test for HIV Types of HIV Tests Deciding if and When to Be Tested From's Experts: Common Concerns About HIV Testing How Risky Is It? (An Article to Help You Decide if You Need to Get...
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vdrl test and hiv

if my vdrl test is positive how likely i could be hiv holder
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...There's no way to know if you're HIV+ without doing the HIV test.Having a positive VDRL (syphillis) test confirms that you had a risky exposure. I'd strongly recommend getting the HIV test Read more »

please help

Dear Doctor:My mom is HIV positive since 2000.She didn't tell me till september 11 2006.I was in shock because 1 month before my finger was accidentally stick by the nedle she was using.It wasn't a deep punture,just a little stick and immediately i...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...CD4 counts are not the way to test for HIV infection. Serial HIV antibody tests are the way you test for HIV infection. Read more »

Do aalergy shots affect hiv test?

Hey Doc, Just have a quick question for you. I recently got tested for hiv with Elisa test. When i was tested, it had been 18 months since my last possible exposure. When I was tested for hiv, i was receiving allergy shots twice a week. 1. Do...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,1.Allergy shots do not affect the accuracy of HIV tests. (And neither do "aalergy" shots, by the way.)2.No additional HIV tests are recommended or warranted. Moving on with your life Read more »

What is the most reliable HIV test?

Dr. Holodniy,What is the most reliable way to test for HIV, including methods available only in research labs? For example, is there a way to test that would be 100 sure to detect every group M subtype as well as other groups and mutations of HIV...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Viral culture would be the least sensitive and most variable, when compared to antibody and viral nucleic acid testing. CD4 cells are part of the peripheral blood mononuclear cell pool of cells. Activated cells in general are more easily infected in... Read more »
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Ways to Test for HIV

...might have about HIV and can often provide you with referrals to local resources. Going to a Local Testing Site When you test for HIV, you may decide you don't want to see your regular doctor. Or, you may prefer to have a trained testing... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.C. Researchers Find Cost-Effective Way of Conducting HIV Test That Detects Virus Earlier, Could Reduce Spread of Disease

...Carolina Division of Public Health on Wednesday announced they have found a cost-effective way to use an improved but expensive HIV test that can detect the virus weeks earlier than standard screening, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Texas: Get Tested for HIV, Get in Dallas Concert Free

A Sept. 14 free concert at Dallas City Hall will feature such hip-hop acts as David Banner, Mike Jones and Bun B, but the only way to get in is to get tested for HIV. "It's the ticket money can't buy," said the Rev. John Reed, outreach coordinator... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA Panel Meets to Discuss Ways to Test Safety, Efficacy of Experimental Microbicides to Prevent HIV Transmission

...An FDA panel yesterday met to discuss ways to test the safety and efficacy of microbicides in preventing HIV transmission, Dow Jones News Service reports (Middleton, Read more »
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Posted by nomoreworry4me
...Window period........... Options for testing...... Wait time for results.... RNA/PCR/NAAT Test Antibody Test There are several ways to test for HIV. The most standard HIV tests don?t look for the actual virus but rather antibodies to the virus.... Read more »

Is there any way to get a test for virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Is there any way to get a test for HIV itself, rather than just the virus? I know it costs alot more but would there be any doctor's willing to perform this test, Read more »

hiv 2

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
what tests would be used for hiv 2 i have had hiv 1 tests neg but i wasnt tested for hiv 2 having hiv related symptoms would 3 hiv 1 tests pick up something wrong or not Read more »

Do not give blood as an hiv "test"!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Also, do not lie on your risk questionaire when they ask you about your risks prior to donating. The only acceptable way to test for hiv is to get an FDA approved test at a clinic, or doctor's office, or the Home Access sample collection kit.... Read more »